Geelani concerned over deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Saturday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in Tihar jail.
Geelani as per the statement issued here demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various Indian jails to the Kashmir Valley.
Despite their falling health no medical treatment or care is provided to them,” Geelani said, appealing to the Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organisations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of these detainees and use influence for their release.”
Geelani warned authorities, saying if any untoward happens to them, the local rulers and Delhi shall have to face consequences.
They are being kept among notorious criminals in Tihar Jail, said Geelani, saying they are facing threats from criminals. Geelani said that they have not committed any offence and added they are political prisoners and suffering because of political vendetta.
The move is an attempt to “pressurize and intimidate resistance leadership, said Geelani. NIA failed to prove any substantial proof against those arrested in Kashmir, said Syed Ali Geelani, however through its biased media declared verdict even before they were arrested, he added.
He said that Zahoor Ahmad Watali is seriously ill and those other lodged in Tihar Jail, including Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Kamran Yousuf, Shahid Yosuf and others are meted out ill treatment and in absence of proper medical care their health condition is worsening with every passing day.
Geelani expressed his serious concern over the increasing lawlessness in state and impressed international community to break their silence and help and rescue political prisoners.

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